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Singapore dollar could be star performer among Asian currencies next year

SINGAPORE - The Singapore dollar could be the star performer among Asian currencies in 2012. After a rollercoaster ride against the US dollar this year, currency experts see another uptrend for the Sing dollar, albeit at a slower pace next year. The Sing dollar hit S$1.20 against the greenback in August but a series of global events has since pushed the currency to around S$1.29. Analysts see a S$1.28 finish for 2011 or about the same level at which it started the year. "We would probably not see a strong appreciation potential for the Sing dollar until sometime in 2012 when the clouds essentially start to clear a little bit. But we would essentially be looking for dollar-Sing at 1.19, so it's a slight gentle downside trajectory from here, but I think near-term risk point to the upside," said Mr Emmanuel Ng, currency strategist at OCBC Bank. Among regional currencies, anal...

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